Lee Paje

Term: November 2022 – January 2023


Lee Paje makes use of meticulously chosen materials and forms such as painting on canvas and copper, sculpture, printmaking, video, and public art installation to create works concerned with independence, individuality, and identities. Her visual narratives reveal alternative realities that bring attention to the restraints of gender inequality. She intertwines contemporary lifestyles with the rigidity of past traditions. Once revealed, her compositions are filled with seemingly personal anecdotes yet actually extend to social, cultural, and historical commentary.

Lee graduated magna cum laude in studio arts from the College of Fine Arts, University of the Philippines Diliman. Her undergraduate video work, Sit In My Retina, won the college’s Dominador Castañeda Award for Most Outstanding Thesis (2009). She was chosen in the 2014 Young Artist Discovery Section, Art Taipei in Taipei, Taiwan and in 2018, her entry ‘Passage to the Land of Sugar’ for the Don Papa Rum art competition won the Grand Prize and People’s Choice Award. She was also an artist-in-residence in Art Omi (Ghent, NY) in the same year. Just recently, her large-scale works were exhibited in QAGOMA, Australia as part of the 10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art.

The 10th Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art APT10 Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art GOMA level 3 Gallery installation view LEE PAJE The Philippines b.1980 Somewhere, someday when we are the sea 2021 Oil on copper / 12 panels: 45.7 x 121.9 (each) / Commissioned for APT10. Purchased 2021 with funds from Tim Fairfax AC through the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art Foundation / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane

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